Honda Trading

Honda

Our Business

Parts

We procure a variety of auto parts from around the world and supply these to the Honda Group and auto suppliers.

We use a global network of approximately 2,000 distribution lines to support Honda’s global production.

We are able to meet a variety of needs through integrated coordination of services from the planning stage, including the reduction of customers’ costs and delivery times as well as assisting in the expansion of new business.

Whether importing parts to Honda suppliers throughout the Americas. or exporting Honda and non-Honda products to end-users overseas, Honda Trading – Americas Region is globally and strategically aligned to link demand with supply and leverage resources to add value for our customers.

Today, managing global trade involves the challenging areas of customs regulations, new trade agreements, supply chain security, product safety, the impact of rapidly growing overseas economies, and the security concerns of high technology transfers. Honda Trading has experienced associates who specialize in trade compliance to ensure that we meet all regulatory requirements while providing for the safe, secure, and efficient movement of goods.

As Honda's production system continues to expand through the opening of new facilities throughout the world, a global supplier base has emerged. Honda Trading has developed a flexible supply network that allows for shared capacity and cost management among global trading partners. The result is a sturdy, secure, and responsive supply chain that strengthens the competitive position of each partner.

Catalytic Materials & Systems

In its automobile and motorcycle exhaust systems, Honda uses precise quantities of Platinum Group Metals - PGM to reduce harmful emissions. HTA is responsible for securing and managing these precious metals used by Honda worldwide.

Through centralized purchasing, supply chain management and global experience,HTA works to minimize the upward price pressure inherent in the volatile precious metals market and to ensure that Honda factories have a stable, long-term supply.

Business fields

  • Automobile parts procurement
  • Motorcycle parts procurement
  • Power product parts procurement

Main areas in which supplied materials are used

Characteristics

The strength of our global network with Honda Group

Honda Trading uses more than 30 bases in 20 countries throughout the world to cover tailored distribution routes in every conceivable region, something that Honda would be unable to achieve on its own.

Through our unique network, we supply almost every Honda base in the world with auto parts. We also have an extensive involvement in Honda Group parts procurement.

Total coordination capabilities

We handle overall coordination of trading between our customers and the Honda Group, responding to a variety of customer needs. By acting as intermediaries to link our customers with the Honda Group, Honda Trading contributes to the expansion of customers’ global purchasing capabilities and eliminates the burden of troublesome coordination.

The ability to respond flexibly to new customer needs

Honda Trading will identify and respond flexibly to customers’ future needs, including the strengthening of its networks in regions of Asia and Africa where the expansion of business is expected and by increasing its handling of electrical components and modules in addition to existing parts and products.

Honda Trading works with customers to plan and execute global sourcing of components with optimal supply chain efficiency through services such as:

  • Supply planning
  • Trade finance
  • Currency management
  • Logistics management
  • Compliance management
  • Quality management

Developments in each region

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